Former governor to speak at Greek-Jewish relations program

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Former Gov. Michael Dukakis and his wife, Kitty Dukakis, will be the keynote speakers at a program, “Everyday Heroes: The Power of Truth, Knowledge, and History” on May 2 at Kehillah Schechter Academy in Norwood. The program, including the keynote speeches, will focus on historic Greek and Jewish relations and the relationship between the two […]

MBTA on WGBH

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Love it, like it or lump it, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority touches nearly everyone’s lives in eastern Mass. And it’s in financial crisis, with newly announced fare hikes not enough to cover next year’s projected $100 million budget deficit. The week of April 23, we’re featuring special focus coverage of the tracks and troubles of our public transit system.

The MBTA: The Auto Driver’s Best Friend

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Beginning July 1, MBTA fares will be going up and service will be cut.  To some, the increases may seem modest:  a single CharlieCard ride on the Red, Orange, or Blue line will increase by 30 cents to $2.00.  Bus rides will increase by 25 cents and student fares by fifteen.  Monthly passes for commuter rail riders will increase […]

Political repurposing

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The White House Middle Class Task Force was set up to shape policy, but now its work is part of election-year politics   BY: SHAWN ZELLER April 10, 2012 TWO WEEKS AFTER his inauguration, President Obama invited supporters of his 2008 campaign to the White House to lay out his plan for a Middle Class Task Force. […]

State Needs Young Professionals; They Want Cool Digs

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By DAVID FINK | The Hartford CourantApril 10, 2012 The nation’s state-against-state competition for young professionals has been called “America’s Third Civil War” by noted Northeastern University Professor Barry Bluestone. Hyperbole? Unlikely. Google “young professionals” — the skilled, educated 25- to 34-year-old labor pool so crucial to building businesses and communities — and it’s apparent […]

40% in survey support a state bailout for MBTA

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A state bailout of the cash-strapped MBTA won the backing of 40 percent of Massachusetts voters surveyed in a new Boston Globe poll, outstripping those who said they would categorically oppose an infusion of aid.

Support was most robust among those living inside Route 128, the T’s core service area.

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